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THOMAS A. WATSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/17/1934 - HFSID 39380

THOMAS A. WATSON The man at the receiving end of the first telephone call sends a typed letter about learning how to paint to his teacher. Typed Letter Signed: "Thomas A. Watson", 1p, 8½x11. Boston, 1934 June 17. To William Paskell.

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THOMAS A. WATSON
The man at the receiving end of the first telephone call sends a typed letter about learning how to paint to his teacher.
Typed Letter Signed: "Thomas A. Watson", 1p, 8½x11. Boston, 1934 June 17. To William Paskell. In full: "I want to tell you that I have learned more of the technic (sic) of painting from the three lessons you have given me than I have from all other sources I have found since I began painting four years ago. Your method of teaching is just right. You paint a picture and while you are doing it and the learnier is looking on, you tell him in simple clear words what you can do with the paints, canvas and brushes and why you do it. Then the learner must try what he can do by himself, recalling while he paints your methods and explanations. I cannot imagine a better plan. When I return from Mexico I shall want to go out with you and have a demonstration of the way you use oil colors. I shall look forward to it with pleasure. Kindest regards and best wishes from" Thomas A. Watson (1854-1934) was Alexander Graham Bell's assistant (1874-1877). In 1876, when Bell spoke the first words on his telephone to his assistant in another room "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you", it was Thomas A. Watson on the receiving end. Watson later became research and technical head of the Bell Telephone Company and retired in 1881 a very rich man. Mr. Watson died at 80 in 1934, the year of this letter. Lightly browned. Folds, vertical fold touches the "W" in Watson and shows some separation as does the other vertical fold (all letters and paper intact). Pinhead-size folds at cross folds touch one letter. Lightly creased.

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